Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Criminal Just

Criminal Justice and Mental Illness: Creating Alternatives in Minnesota

8:00am UMN CSOM, 3M Auditorium

Criminal Justice and Mental Illness: Creating Alternatives in Minnesota

Thank you for attending the Robina Institute conference on “Criminal Justice and Mental Illness: Creating Alternatives in Minnesota,” on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Carlson School of Management. And, thanks to all of those individuals who watched the conference online.

We are thrilled by the great response to this conference and we are looking forward to following up on some of the suggestions we received for continuing the conversation on criminal justice and mental illness.

Our very special thanks to all of the panelists and speakers and to U.S. Senator Al Franken for his video message.

Continuing Education Credits

6 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit has been approved. Event Code: 214801

The conference has been approved for 6 hours of Social Worker Continuing Education credit.Our provider number is: CEP-895

We have divided the video up into sections as it relates to the agenda. Please see below to watch the videos from each panel of the conference.

Event Video




Law Enforcement: Finding Alternatives

Community Resources

Lawyers and Judges: Creating Better Case Outcomes

What Policymakers Can Do

What Next

A special message from United States Senator Al Franken

Speakers & Moderators

  • Sue Abderholden Sue Abderholden

    Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota

  • Glenn Anderson Glenn Anderson

    Executive Director, Northern Pines Mental Health Center

  • Jeff Asfahl

    Volunteer, National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota

  • Linda Berglin Linda Berglin

    Public Policy Program Manager at Hennepin County

  • John J. Choi John J. Choi

    Ramsey County Attorney, Minnesota

  • Jessie Cylkowski Jessie Cylkowski

    Mental Health Supervisor, Ramsey County

  • Hon. Jill Eichenwald Hon. Jill Eichenwald

    District Court Judge, Sixth Judicial District of Minnesota

  • Hon. John Guthmann Hon. John Guthmann

    Assistant Chief Judge in Ramsey County District Court

  • Sheriff Phil Hodapp Sheriff Phil Hodapp

    Beltrami County Sheriff

  • Michelle Jacobson Michelle Jacobson

    Supervising Attorney, Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office

  • Virginia A. Murphrey Virginia A. Murphrey

    Tenth District Chief Public Defender

  • Sen. Julianne Ortman Sen. Julianne Ortman
  • Lt. Mario Ruberto Lt. Mario Ruberto
  • Ebony Ebony Ruhland

    Research Director, Robina Institute

  • Susan Segal Susan Segal

    City Attorney, Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office

  • Sheriff Richard Stanek Sheriff Richard Stanek

    Sheriff, Hennepin County

  • John Stuart John Stuart

    Practitioner-in-Residence, Robina Institute

  • Lori Swenson

    Corrections Unit Supervisor, Mental Health Court

  • Brian Theine Brian Theine

    Ramsey County Community Human Services Department

  • William Ward William Ward

    State Public Defender


If you have additional questions please email us at or call (612) 626-6600.